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Spring2007Assignments

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6-15-07

  1. ExamSpring2007

 

6-12-07

End of term update

  1. due at start of exam
  2. here is the link - http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/EndofCourseUpdate

 

Current Projects

  1. use the time you have wisely
  2. Thursday will be a clean session
  3. Bonus points for starting the clean early!

 

6-8-07

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Document your circuit board
  2. Use screenshots of your eagle work
  3. Use photos of your circuit board
  4. Use text explaining what you have done

 

Additional projects

  1. If you have created a circuit board and documented it
  2. You will need to identify a project that will keep you occupied for the remainder of the term
  3. Your project must relate to electricity and eletronics.

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due today

 

6-7-07

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Document your circuit board
  2. Use screenshots of your eagle work
  3. Use photos of your circuit board
  4. Use text explaining what you have done

 

Additional projects

  1. If you have created a circuit board and documented it
  2. You will need to identify a project that will keep you occupied for the remainder of the term
  3. Your project must relate to electricity and eletronics.

 

6-6-07

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Document your circuit board
  2. Use screenshots of your eagle work
  3. Use photos of your circuit board
  4. Use text explaining what you have done

 

Additional projects

  1. If you have created a circuit board and documented it
  2. You will need to identify a project that will keep you occupied for the remainder of the term
  3. Your project must relate to electricity and eletronics.

 

6-4-07

ExamSpring2007

 

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Components need to be positioned on the clear side of the board.
  2. Components need to be soldered on the copper side of the board.
  3. You should be able to do the etching process from print to ready to solder in one period
  4. You should be able to solder all the components and test in one period

 

6-1-07

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Where are you in the process?
  2. check the instruction sheet
  3. When you print your board image, you should print more than one image
  4. use small paper rather than the large stuff

 

MillingCircuitBoard

  1. Once you have tried the chemical method, we can test making boards on the mill
  2. We will need a good way to secure the board to the mill tool bed
  3. The steps for output on the board are a bit different than printing

 

Stuffing the Circuit board

  1. Add parts to the board
  2. Parts should go on the fiberglass side of the board
  3. Solder the components on the copper side of the board
  4. Make sure the orientation is correct
  5. Test the board

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Hand it in at the start of class
  2. Include last week

 

5-31-07

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Where are you in the process?
  2. check the instruction sheet
  3. When you print your board image, you should print more than one image
  4. Check the print settings for tiling the image

 

MillingCircuitBoard

  1. Once you have tried the chemical method, we can test making boards on the mill
  2. We will need a good way to secure the board to the mill tool bed
  3. The steps for output on the board are a bit different than printing

 

Stuffing the Circuit board

  1. Add parts to the board
  2. Parts should go on the fiberglass side of the board
  3. Solder the components on the copper side of the board
  4. Make sure the orientation is correct
  5. Test the board

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due today
  2. If you didn't do it last week, hand it in thursday
  3. Include both weeks

5-30-07

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Where are you in the process?
  2. check the instruction sheet
  3. When you print your board image, you should print more than one image
  4. Check the print settings for tiling the image

 

MillingCircuitBoard

  1. Once you have tried the chemical method, we can test making boards on the mill
  2. We will need a good way to secure the board to the mill tool bed
  3. The steps for output on the board are a bit different than printing

 

Stuffing the Circuit board

  1. Add parts to the board
  2. Parts should go on the fiberglass side of the board
  3. Solder the components on the copper side of the board
  4. Make sure the orientation is correct
  5. Test the board

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. If you didn't do it last week, hand it in thursday
  2. Include both weeks

 

5-24-07

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. pick up where you left off
  2. Get the board as close to done as possible
  3. Test the board for function
  4. If your circuit is too complicated, try something simpler

 

5-21-07

Three classes this week

 

CadCircuits

  1. Is your board file ready?
  2. Optimize the design so it is as small as possible.
  3. Print it on paper and show it around for advice
  4. If your circuit is too hard, pick a simpler one
  5. Test the circuit on a breadboard and make some adjustments

 

EtchingCircuitBoard

  1. Get an accurate board image printed on the laser printer
  2. Check the design on regular paper
  3. the board should be a small as possible to conserve materials and chemistry
  4. Make sure the traces go where they are supposed to
  5. Make sure you can put the components on
  6. The print of the traces should be backwards of the way it will appear on the board
  7. When you have checked the design with a few people and it is corrected print it on tracing paper
  8. trim a piece of copper clad board to the smallest size that will work
  9. tape the design to the board, masking tape won't melt
  10. use the iron to heat up the board
  11. You will want the toner to fuse to the copper board. It will stay fused to the paper
  12. dunk the board and paper into a cup of water
  13. carefully remove the paper from the board. Let the water soften the paper
  14. Your board should now have just the black toner traces
  15. You can clean up the image by tracing over it with a wax pencil or sharpie to provide a resist.
  16. immerse the board in a tray of Ferric Chloride - Wear Safety Goggles
  17. If you can, heat up the Ferric Chloride to about 125 degrees F on a hotplate
  18. Rock the tray like a photo print, make a wave that goes back and forth across the board
  19. If it is a double sided board, turn it every now and then to make sure both sides get etched.
  20. Check the board to see when it is etched
  21. Your board traces should be solid toner, the other areas should be clear and show fiberglass
  22. If you keep it in the etchant too long, you will remove your traces from the board.
  23. When the board is done, rinse it off and the tools.
  24. Pour the Ferric Chloride into the Used Ferric Chloride bottle
  25. Use a fine grit sand paper to remove the toner. Try not to take too much of the copper.
  26. Tin the traces with a thin layer of solder
  27. Drill the holes for your components with either a small drill bit or a finish nail
  28. Next you stuff the board with your components
  29. Ideally, your components will all go on the fiberglass side of the board and be soldered on the side with the traces.
  30. Test your board, put power to it and it should work fine.
  31. If your board does not function properly, check for physical problems first
  32. Do you have all the correct components, and are they in the correct orientation?
  33. Are all your solder joints holding?
  34. Do you have continuity where you need it and no where you don't?
  35. If it still doesn't work, you might have a bad circuit design
  36. You can build the circuit on a breadboard to prove its function
  37. You can also build it on a simulator like http://www.falstad.com/circuit

 

5-17-07

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due today

 

CadCircuits

  1. Make a board file
  2. Print a test of the foil traces
  3. Make the board as tight as you can reasonably
  4. Transfer the image to the copper
  5. Print on tracing paper
  6. Use an iron to heat up the toner
  7. soak the paper off
  8. Chemically etch the board

 

Circuits Project

  1. If you are not ready for Eagle, continue with the circuits project

 

5-16-07

CadCircuits

  1. Make a board file
  2. Print a test of the foil traces
  3. Make the board as tight as you can reasonably
  4. Transfer the image to the copper
  5. Print on tracing paper
  6. Use an iron to heat up the toner
  7. soak the paper off
  8. Chemically etch the board

 

Circuits Project

  1. If you are not ready for Eagle, continue with the circuits project

 

 

5-15-07

CadCircuits

  1. Use this to start - EagleSchematic
  2. This might help too - http://dhsfab.pbwiki.com/HelloBoard
  3. Choose a basic circuit
  4. Design it in eagle pcb
  5. upload the files to your wiki
  6. upload a screen shot of the schematic and boardfile to your wiki
  7. make a board file
  8. You will use the board file to make a printed circuit board
  9. You will add components to the circuit board
  10. You will install the completed circuit into some kind of case

 

5-11-07

CadCircuits

  1. Use this to start - EagleSchematic
  2. This might help too - http://dhsfab.pbwiki.com/HelloBoard
  3. Choose a basic circuit
  4. Design it in eagle pcb
  5. upload the files to your wiki
  6. make a board file
  7. You will use the board file to make a printed circuit board
  8. You will add components to the circuit board
  9. You will install the completed circuit into some kind of case

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at start of class

 

5-10-07

Who Killed the Electric Car

  1. Discussion about the movie
  2. Commuta Car, Electric Vehicles

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due Tomorrow

 

 

Circuits Project

  1. Still a few notebooks to check
  2. How can you combine a power circuit with a sound or light circuit?

 

CadCircuits

  1. Use this to start - EagleSchematic
  2. Choose a basic circuit
  3. Design it in eagle pcb
  4. upload the files to your wiki
  5. make a board file
  6. You will use the board file to make a printed circuit board
  7. You will add components to the circuit board
  8. You will install the completed circuit into some kind of case

 

5-8-07

Circuits Project

  1. Still a few notebooks to check
  2. How can you combine a power circuit with a sound or light circuit?

 

CadCircuits

  1. Choose a basic circuit
  2. Design it in eagle pcb
  3. upload the files to your wiki
  4. make a board file
  5. You will use the board file to make a printed circuit board
  6. You will add components to the circuit board
  7. You will install the completed circuit into some kind of case

 

5-7-07

Circuits Project

  1. Notebook check continues today
  2. Combine circuits so they are more interesting
  3. Adding power/control module to a sound module will make it more usable

 

CadCircuits

  1. You can build a circuit on either Eagle PCB or Express PCB -
  2. Use a basic circuit from the Circuits Project as your basis
  3. http://falstad.com/circuit/ has some great visualizations

 

5-4-07

Circuits Project

  1. Notebook check continues today
  2. Combine circuits so they are more interesting
  3. Adding power/control module to a sound module will make it more usable

 

CadCircuits

  1. You can build a circuit on either Eagle PCB or Express PCB -
  2. Use a basic circuit from the Circuits Project as your basis
  3. http://falstad.com/circuit/ has some great visualizations

 

 

CrackleBox

This could be a fun project

Build it on a breadboard, then use CadCircuits to make a pcb

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at the start of the period

 

5-2-07

Circuits Project

  1. In class notebook check today
  2. Make notes of what happens when you change the components
  3. Do all the circuits that introduce the components
  4. You should have some understanding of each component in the kit
  5. You should be able to select, use and explain each component in a your own circuit

 

CadCircuits

  1. You can build a circuit on either Eagle PCB or Express PCB -
  2. http://falstad.com/circuit/ has some great visualizations

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Last class of the week

 

4-27-07

Circuits Project

 

  1. Make notes of what happens when you change the components
  2. Do all the circuits that introduce the components
  3. You should have some understanding of each component in the kit
  4. You should be able to select, use and explain each component in a your own circuit

 

CadCircuits

  1. You can build a circuit on either Eagle PCB or Express PCB -
  2. http://falstad.com/circuit/ has some great visualizations

 

 

4-27-07

Circuits Project

 

  1. Make notes of what happens when you change the components
  2. Do all the circuits that introduce the components
  3. You should have some understanding of each component in the kit
  4. You should be able to select, use and explain each component in a your own circuit

 

CadCircuits

  1. You can build a circuit on either Eagle PCB or Express PCB -
  2. http://falstad.com/circuit/ has some great visualizations

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due today
  2. Start of class

 

 

4-26-07

Circuits Project

 

  1. Make notes of what happens when you change the components
  2. Do all the circuits that introduce the components
  3. You should have some understanding of each component in the kit
  4. You should be able to select, use and explain each component in a your own circuit

 

CadCircuits

  1. You can build a circuit on either Eagle PCB or Express PCB -

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due on Friday
  2. Start of class

 

4-25-07

Circuits Project

  1. Make notes of what happens when you change the components
  2. Do all the circuits that introduce the components
  3. You should have some understanding of each component in the kit
  4. You should be able to select, use and explain each component in a your own circuit

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due on Friday
  2. Start of class

 

4-23-07

Circuits Project

  1. Use both yellow and orange books
  2. build the circuit
  3. Draw the schematic of the circuit
  4. change the components of the circuit to see what they do
  5. Take notes on what you change and how the circuit is affected
  6. keep your notebook up to date as you work
  7. do all the circuits based around individual components first
  8. don't jump to circuits that contain components that you don't understand

 

DHS ROV

  1. two build sessions this vacation,
  2. got most of the body and circuits done
  3. need to get the mission strategies in line
  4. need to finalize the circuits
  5. need to adjust the floatation
  6. This will be an acceptable project for a few students during this week.

 

 

4-13-07

Vacation possiblities

http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/f/Students%20Climate%20info%20poster.pdf

 

Circuits project

  1. process
  2. Note taking on the circuits
  3. Schematic diagrams
  4. basic electric circuit
  5. kit storage

 

4-10-07

Circuits project

  1. process
  2. Note taking on the circuits
  3. Schematic diagrams
  4. basic electric circuit
  5. kit storage

 

4-9-07

Term 4 projects

  1. Circuits project - BreadboardCircuits
  2. Soldering
  3. Making circuit boards
  4. Energy efficiency
  5. Possiblities for term 4

 

4-4-07

 

EndofTermUpdate

  1. Due tomorrow

 

ElectricityDevices

  1. video
  2. documentation
  3. completion of project

From the project description

  1. Grading on this project will include: Information gathering, daily effort, creating a final working product, documenting the project and product.
  2. this might help - http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/ProjectDocumentation

 

    • Here are some questions that should give your documentation some form:
  1. What did you set out to do originally?
  2. What did you do?
  3. What did you have to do differently than you thought?
  4. How would you approach this project differently, knowing what you do now?

 

4-3-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. Presentation reflections
  2. What else do you need to document on this project?
  3. What else do you need to do on this project?

 

EndofTermUpdate

  1. Due tomorrow

 

3-30-07

ElectricityDevices large group

  1. How does this device work?
  2. What does it show about electricity

 

ElectricityDevices Small group Presentation

  1. How does this device work?
  2. What does it show about electricity
  3. What did you learn?
  4. How did you find your information?
  5. How did you change the design from what you started with?
  6. How would you improve it from what it is now?

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at start of class

 

3-29-07

Electricity Devices Presentation

  1. Friday Last block
  2. Have everything ready to carry out the door at the end of class
  3. we will need to move quickly to the other school

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due tomorrow

 

ElectricityDevices more links

  1. Hard drive generator - http://www.theworkshop.ca/energy/hdgen/hdgen.htm
  2. proof of concept, windmill - http://www.theworkshop.ca/energy/Wind/wind1.htm
  3. Hard drive wind generator - http://www.fieldlines.com/story/2005/9/24/152446/359
  4. Bunch of generator ish projects - http://www.gotwind.org/gotwind.org_whats_new.htm
  5. pedal powered generator - http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen.html

 

  1. Leyden jars used in Franklin's kite experiment? - http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/kite.html
  2. Van De Graaf generator at the Museum of Science - http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/construction.html
  3. Leyden jar tricks - http://www.thebakken.org/electricity/Leyden-jar.html
  4. leyden jar pdf's and videos - http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/fellows/bob_morse_04/
  5. leyden jar designs - http://www.alaska.net/~natnkell/leyden.htm
  6. Letter from franklin about leyden jars - http://www.compadre.org/precollege/items/detail.cfm?ID=3430

 

 

3-28-07

Electricity Devices Presentation

  1. Looking for the exact time and date
  2. time and date will be known before next class.
  3. get your device working consistently
  4. There will be two types of presentations, large group and small group
  5. Large group will talk about how the device works and what it means about electricity
  6. The small group will talk about what specifically you did to make the design better

 

 

Recently found links that relate to current projects:

  1. bike generator - http://www.freelights.co.uk/howmake.html
  2. van de graaf - http://www.instructables.com/id/ENPSGPQZTKEZ7BGL7B?ALLSTEPS
  3. another van de graaf - http://www.instructables.com/id/E678QQYU0NEZBF8RXE?ALLSTEPS
  4. leyden jar - http://www.instructables.com/id/E6NGP1L6DYEXCFJQP2?ALLSTEPS
  5. wimshurst machine from cd's - http://www.instructables.com/id/EIPYA3AZQSEXCFCZLC?ALLSTEPS

 

3-26-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. Groups that are doing common devices should meet this period
  2. What are the common aspects of your device?
  3. How does it work? Why does it work?
  4. What design features make it work better?
  5. What can the groups offer each other for design suggestions?
  6. How can we make these work as well as possible this week?

 

ElectricityDevices - Presentation

  1. The audience groups will be 5-10 younger kids
  2. Do not talk down to the younger kids, explain what you have done
  3. The presentations will be videotaped
  4. You will need a working device on the presentation day
  5. You will need some notes of what you want to say
  6. You will explain what the device is and how you made it
  7. You will explain how and why it works

 

3-23-07

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at start of period

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

  1. Next round due today

 

ElectricityDevices - Presentation

  1. During last week of term
  2. Presentation at Alden
  3. Show your device
  4. Small groups of kids
  5. Be prepared to explain your design
  6. Explain how it works
  7. Explain who invented it and why
  8. What does it show about electricity?

 

3-21-07

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

Continue to add to these questions and their answers

van de graaf on instructables - http://www.instructables.com/id/E678QQYU0NEZBF8RXE?ALLSTEPS

 

Weekly Update

  1. Due Friday, next class

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

  1. Continue to add to these questions and their answers
  2. Bring in your next revision on Friday

 

  1. Why does this device work?
  2. What does it demonstrate about electricity?
  3. What have you done to improve the design of the device?
  4. What advice can you offer to future builders of the device?
  5. Who invented the device? when? why?
  6. What are some things you have learned about electricity from doing this project?

 

 

3-20-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. building Revision of designs
  2. Take the best of the original design
  3. Avoid the pitfalls of the original design

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

Continue to add to these questions and their answers

 

  1. Why does this device work?
  2. What does it demonstrate about electricity?
  3. What have you done to improve the design of the device?
  4. What advice can you offer to future builders of the device?
  5. Who invented the device? when? why?
  6. What are some things you have learned about electricity from doing this project?

 

ElectricityDevices - presentation

  1. Before the end of the term, we will be presenting our devices
  2. The presentation will likely be at least to students at Alden
  3. You should also create a video showing and explaining what your device is
  4. You should also include the background and function of your device.

 

 

 

3-19-07

 

ElectricityDevices

  1. building Revision of designs
  2. Take the best of the original design
  3. Avoid the pitfalls of the original design

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

Continue to add to these questions and their answers

 

  1. Why does this device work?
  2. What does it demonstrate about electricity?
  3. What have you done to improve the design of the device?
  4. What advice can you offer to future builders of the device?
  5. Who invented the device? when? why?
  6. What are some things you have learned about electricity from doing this project?

 

ElectricityDevices

  1. building Revision of designs
  2. Take the best of the original design
  3. Avoid the pitfalls of the original design

 

3-15-07

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at start of period

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

Add these questions and answers to your documentation on this project

Hand in a draft of your documentation at the start of the period

 

  1. Why does this device work?
  2. What does it demonstrate about electricity?
  3. What have you done to improve the design of the device?
  4. What advice can you offer to future builders of the device?
  5. Who invented the device? when? why?
  6. What are some things you have learned about electricity from doing this project?

 

ElectricityDevices

  1. building Revision of designs
  2. Take the best of the original design
  3. Avoid the pitfalls of the original design

 

 

3-14-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. building Revision of designs
  2. Take the best of the original design
  3. Avoid the pitfalls of the original design

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

Add these questions and answers to your documentation on this project

Hand in a draft of your documentation by Thursday

  1. Why does this device work?
  2. What does it demonstrate about electricity?
  3. What have you done to improve the design of the device?
  4. What advice can you offer to future builders of the device?
  5. Who invented the device? when? why?
  6. What are some things you have learned about electricity from doing this project?

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due Thursday

 

3-12-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. If you have not begun your revised design, you should be on it by now
  2. Your original device should continue to work
  3. Take the best of the original design and build that
  4. If your device uses a motor, you will need to make a motor control circuit
  5. The motor control circuit needs to control on/off, speed control, reverse forward.
  6. You will need to make a schematic diagram of the control circuit

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

create some documentation around your new design

Use text, photos and drawings to show your idea

  1. explain some of the history of the device, who invented it, what does it show in electricity

 

3-8-07

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at start of period

 

Electricity Devices

  1. Move forward on the redesign
  2. What documentation can you provide for future builders?
  3. What fine tuning do you need to do on the original design?
  4. What do you need to source for supplies on the rebuild?

 

3-7-07

Weekly Update

  1. Due tomorrow

 

Electricity Devices

  1. Redesign of Electricity Devices
  2. What needs to be done?
  3. How can you improve the design and construction

 

3-5-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. What can you do to improve on the design
  2. You will need to make a better design by the end of this week
  3. Your documentation for the better design should be done about the same time
  4. Doing your documentation on instructables.com will be a bonus
  5. if you need dc power, use this instructable - http://www.instructables.com/id/EQ3VVA5ZVKEYF7HZ0W?ALLSTEP

 

3-2-07

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at the start of class
  2. Don't write it during class

 

Questions for device due assignment

  1. They should go on your wiki
  2. We should have a conversation about the questions

 

ElectricityDevices

  1. What can you do to improve on the design
  2. You will need to make a better design by the end of next week
  3. Your documentation for the better design should be done about the same time
  4. Doing your documentation on instructables.com will be a bonus
  5. if you need dc power, use this instructable - http://www.instructables.com/id/EQ3VVA5ZVKEYF7HZ0W?ALLSTEP

 

2-28-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. Each group needs a mechanically and electrically functioning device by today
  2. Each group will need to create a repeatable design by next Thursday
  3. Groups will need to create instructions on the assembly of the repeatable design
  4. Check out instructables.com as a way of explaining how instructions can be done
  5. if you need dc power, use this instructable - http://www.instructables.com/id/EQ3VVA5ZVKEYF7HZ0W?ALLSTEP

 

Questions for the device due assignment:

Collaborators' names _______________________________________________

 

  1. Why does the device work mechanically?

  2. Why does the device work electrically?

  3. What are the possible improvements for the mechanical function?

  4. What are the possible improvements for the electrical function?

  5. What will you do to make the device design repeatable?

  6. What documentation are you providing for future builders of the device?

 

 

2-27-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. Each group needs a mechanically and electrically functioning device by Wednesday
  2. Each group will need to create a repeatable design by next Thursday
  3. Groups will need to create instructions on the assembly of the repeatable design
  4. Check out instructables.com as a way of explaining how instructions can be done
  5. if you need dc power, use this instructable - http://www.instructables.com/id/EQ3VVA5ZVKEYF7HZ0W?ALLSTEPS

 

2-26-07

Device Discussion

  1. today/tomorrow we will have a group discussion
  2. See qestions below

 

AC electricity

  1. Charlie will present his findings on AC electricity
  2. Where do we use AC electriicity?

 

ElectricityDevices

  1. Deadlines
  2. Project goals
  3. Where to be by the progress report / midterm mark
  4. working prototype,
  5. repeatable design
  6. directions for build
  7. instructables

 

-2-15-07

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at start of period

 

ElectricityDevices

  1. Get it done
  2. When we return, we will have a discussion about the devices

 

Device Discussion questions

  1. What is the device?
  2. How does it work?
  3. Who invented it and when?
  4. What are some examples of this device in the world?
  5. What did you have to do that wasn't in the documentation?

 

2-14-07

ElectricityDevices Check in

If you did not do this last period, do it now

create a page on your wiki called ElectricityDevicesCheckIn

Answer the following questions before you start work on your project today.

  1. What is the device that you are building?
  2. Provide a link to your documentation and your partner's documentation on the project
  3. What is the most useful online documentation you have found? Provide links
  4. Explain in your words how this device works
  5. Describe what you have built so far and how these parts are important to the larger device.
  6. Explain what you still have yet to build and what you need
  7. How will you know you have a functioning device?

 

  1. Build the device
  2. Do you need more info?
  3. How will you know this device is working?

 

2-12-07

ElectricityDevices

Create a page on your wiki called ElectricityDevicesCheckIn

Answer the following questions before you start work on your project today.

  1. What is the device that you are building?
  2. Provide a link to your documentation and your partner's documentation on the project
  3. What is the most useful online documentation you have found? Provide links
  4. Explain in your words how this device works
  5. Describe what you have built so far and how these parts are important to the larger device.
  6. Explain what you still have yet to build and what you need
  7. How will you know you have a functioning device?

 

This week

  1. We have three classes
  2. How complete can we get these devices?
  3. WeeklyUpdate is Thursday
  4. On the second class after vacation, we will present our projects

 

2-9-07

ElectricityDevices

  1. What do you need to make this device function?
  2. What will you do or bring to make it function?
  3. Devices should be in basic functioning condition by today.

 

ElectricityDevices - Documentation

The more complete your documentation, the better. You should have the basic framework of the document in place already, add to the sections as the information comes to you.

Here are some questions to keep it moving:

  1. how/why does this device work?
  2. What principles of electricity does it demonstrate?
  3. What is the history and background of the device/system?
  4. What supplies would a person need to recreate your device?
  5. What advice can you offer people about supplies and construction techniques
  6. Where can people find good information about the device?

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due today

 

Course Selection

Full year offering:

  • 710 - Standards Based Engineering - dhsengineering.pbwiki.com

Semester Offering

  • 701 - Principles of Technology principles.pbwiki.com
  • 707 - Building and Repairing Computers buildrepair.pbwiki.com
  • 714 - Computer Aided Design dhscad.pbwiki.com
  • 716 - Robotics dhsrobotics.pbwiki.com
  • 715 - Electricity Electricity.pbwiki.com

 

2-8-06

ElectricityDevices

  1. What do you need to make this device function?
  2. What will you do or bring to make it function?
  3. Devices should be in basic functioning condition by Friday.
  4. After school help or shop time is available thursday

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due tomorrow

 

Course Selection

Full year offering:

  • 710 - Standards Based Engineering - dhsengineering.pbwiki.com

Semester Offering**

  • 701 - Principles of Technology principles.pbwiki.com
  • 707 - Building and Repairing Computers buildrepair.pbwiki.com
  • 714 - Computer Aided Design dhscad.pbwiki.com
  • 716 - Robotics dhsrobotics.pbwiki.com
  • 715 - Electricity Electricity.pbwiki.com

 

 

 

2-6-07

Safety

  1. Everybody in the room needs to think about safety
  2. If you have any doubts of safe practices, speak with Mr. Connors
  3. Violations of the safety contract may result in disciplinary action suspension, your removal from class, etc.
  4. Make sure you use safety gear when working with tools that throw waste material
  5. Return safety goggles to the appropriate bin when done

 

Electronic Devices

  1. a working product by Friday
  2. demonstrate its function
  3. each person needs to understand how and why it works
  4. don't get stuck on what you don't have, do what you can and get what you need
  5. Keep your documentation up to date
  6. you will be doing a public presentation of this project
  7. The presentation will be video taped
  8. the audience will be other Duxbury schools students

 

2-5-07

ElectronicDevices

  1. This class meets three to four times this week
  2. Each group will need a functioning device by the last class of the week
  3. Make sure you have the info and supplies you need
  4. if you don't see what you need, ask
  5. If what you need isn't here, get it yourself

 

2-1-07

ElectronicDevices

  1. Do you have enough information to proceed?
  2. do you have the parts you need to proceed?
  3. How do you keep from getting stalled by what you don't have?
  4. Do what you can with what you have
  5. Make progress during the time you have
  6. If you aren't getting it done, you should be putting in time after school or at home

 

WeeklyUpdate

  1. Due at the start of class
  2. Late will be accepted, but not during class

 

Save the Mooninites!

  1. http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/02/boston_moonimit.html
  2. http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/01/aqua_teen_hunge_1.html
  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanderlin/358766067/in/photostream/
  4. ebay
  5. http://www.live-evil.com/moonquotes.html

1-31-07

ElectronicDevices - Documentation

What is listed below is a start on your documentation. The documentation needs to be an ongoing process. Hand this much in before the end of the period.

  1. What you are going to do
  2. A link to the plan that is most buildable
  3. A brief explanation - in your words - of how the device works
  4. A picture of one of the devices in action
  5. You will need to print and read some of the documents that explain the device and process
  6. You will need to create a notebook for demonstration of the ideas

 

ElectronicDevices

  1. There will be a presentation with an audience
  2. Video presentation is a good idea too
  3. You will need to store your project in a secure, uncluttered manner
  4. Bring a lock in so you won't cry when your stuff goes missing.

 

SafetyRules

  1. Hand in today for reduced grade 1 (D)
  2. next time they will be worth a 0 and will get you a personalized phone call home

 

MATE Contest

  1. http://dhsrov.pbwiki.com/
  2. We are looking for some partipants
  3. All grades and genders are welcome
  4. Check with Mr. Connors for more info

 

CNC Project

  1. http://dhsfab.pbwiki.com/
  2. Make Magazine has donated a controller
  3. We will need to figure out how to program it
  4. Here is the controller - http://www.makezine.com/controller/
  5. This machine will allow you to 'print' your CAD designs
  6. Check with Mr. Connors for more info

 

Electives Assembly

  1. Annual meet and greet with 8th graders
  2. We need a couple of students
  3. A mix of girls and boys is best
  4. Bring some stuff you have made
  5. Here is the link to the request - http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/ElectivesAssembly2007
  6. Talk to Mr. Connors to get on the list

 

1-30-07

SafetyRules

  1. Hand in today for reduced grade 2 (C)
  2. next time they will be worth a 1 (D)

 

ElectronicDevices - Documentation

  1. What you are going to do
  2. A link to the plan that is most buildable
  3. A brief explanation - in your words - of how the device works
  4. A picture of one of the devices in action
  5. You will need to print and read some of the documents that explain the device and process
  6. You will need to create a notebook for demonstration of the ideas

 

ElectronicDevices

  1. There will be a presentation with an audience
  2. Video presentation is a good idea too
  3. You will need to store your project in a secure, uncluttered manner
  4. Bring a lock in so you won't cry when your stuff goes missing.

 

MATE contest

  1. The project has a wiki - dhsrov.pbwiki.com
  2. Come after school or speak with Mr. Connors at lunch this week to find out more about the contest

 

CNC machine project

  1. The plans of the device have been printed
  2. The project has a wiki - http://dhsfab.pbwiki.com/
  3. Make Magazine has donated a controller
  4. We have about a half sheet of 3/4" mdf for the project, it should be enough or pretty close

 

 

1-26-07

SafetyRules

  1. Hand in today for reduced grade 3 (B)
  2. next time they will be worth a 2 (C)

 

ElectronicDevices

  1. This is a new project, so make sure you communicate your needs and check with the teacher.
  2. Your intended device needs to be settled on this period
  3. The device should use relatively simple materials
  4. The device should demonstrate a relatively simple concept
  5. The device needs to be buildable within the first 4 weeks or so of the class
  6. If there are safety concerns,you will need to address them

 

Your documentation needs to include

  1. What you are going to do
  2. What the concepts are
  3. what the materials are
  4. What the possible safety issues are
  5. As we go along, you will document your process and progress.

 

1-24-07

Safety Rules

  1. Return signed sheets as homework assignment
  2. Late will be accepted, but at a reduced grade
  3. You must agree to the terms on the form or you will need another class.

 

ElectronicDevices

  1. Van de Graaf Generator
  2. Wimshurst
  3. other possibilities
  4. New Project

 

Scence Fair needs judges

  1. March 17 2007
  2. Nice thing to do
  3. There are some neat projects
  4. send an email to j_lynn@duxbury.k12.ma.us
  5. http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/ScienceFairNeedsJudges

 

Underwater Robotics competition

  1. MATE competition
  2. DHS should send a team
  3. This will probably be an after school project
  4. The Robotics class will likely do a project similar to this
  5. The deadline for the application is relatively soon

 

Here are some links

http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2007/registration.php

http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/index.php

http://fussingwithstuff.com/2006/06/006-mate-competiton-2006-teacher-joe.html

http://fussingwithstuff.com/2006/06/005-mate-competiton-2006-official-joe.html

http://fussingwithstuff.com/2006/06/004-mate-competition-2006-student-team.html

 

1-23-07

SafetyRules

  1. Review of safe practices and classroom rules
  2. Sign and have your parent sign
  3. Bring it in next class for an easy homework assignment
  4. If you lose the form, you can print a new one at this link - http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/SafetyRules

 

Make a Student course Wiki - http://duxtech.pbwiki.com/StudentCourseWiki

  1. A wiki is an easy way to make a website
  2. You don't need any special software or skills to make and use it.
  3. There are plenty of free wikis available, we are using pbwiki.com
  4. This wiki is where you will store documentation of your work
  5. Your WeeklyUpdates will be saved here
  6. You can create links to resources that help you
  7. You will need to link back to the course wiki and department wiki
  8. After you have made your StudentCourseWiki, check out the links on the electricity wiki

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